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Old lady chic baby names

Who knew your grandmother Helen or your great aunt Mabel would suddenly be chic again? Old lady baby names are suddenly trendy again! These old-fashioned names have a cool vintage sound to them that today’s parents love. Check out our picks of these classic, yet surprisingly cool, old lady baby girl names.

Old lady chic baby names are like that cool vintage dress in that they never go out of style. In fact, today’s parents are no longer making up weird names or looking for that obscure, unique name as much as they are searching out old-fashioned baby names.

Short of going through the name roster at your local nursing home, finding the perfect old lady baby name could be as easy as looking at your own family tree for old-fashioned girl names you can pass on. Need more help? Check out our suggestions below!

Old lady baby names that celebrities love

Celebrity parents were one of the first to jump on the old-fashioned baby name boat. Actress Jennifer Connelly named her daughter Agnes, while Tori Spelling gave her daughter the old-fashioned name of Hattie. Check out more retro celebrity baby names:

  • Delilah: Kimberly Stewart and Benicio del Toro
  • Penelope: Tina Fey
  • Sydney: Laila Ali
  • Joni:  Country singer Zac Brown
  • Sadie: Christina Applegate
  • Tabitha: Hugh Grant
  • Charlotte: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
  • Clementine:  Actress Rachel Griffiths
  • Eleanor: House actor Robert Sean Leonard
  • Elizabeth: Actor Tim Allen
  • Georgia: Actress Amy Ryan
  • Helena: Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford
  • Lucille: Actress Maya Rudolph
  • Lyla: Lisa Loeb
  • Mabel: Chad Lowe
  • Marion:  Twin daughter of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
  • Scarlett: Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm
  • Stella: Actress Ellen Pompeo

Top girl names of the 1880s

For more inspiration, we have rounded up baby girl names popular back in the Victorian time of the 1880s. These names have that “old lady chic” charm you are sure to love. The top five names at the time were Mary, Anna, Emma, Elizabeth and Margaret. Here are more names from the 1880s that we love:

  • Minnie
  • Clara
  • Florence
  • Bessie
  • Ethel
  • Nellie
  • Ella
  • Cora
  • Maude
  • Virginia
  • Doris
  • Frances
  • Mildred
  • Evelyn
  • Shirley
  • Marjorie
  • Rose
  • Lillian

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Downton Abbey names

We can’t help but notice the names in the PBS show, Downton Abbey, have that old- fashioned charm we love. The show is set in England in the years leading up to World War I and is based on the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Check out some of our favorite old lady chic baby names from this hit TV series:

  • Edith
  • Mary
  • Anna
  • Cora
  • Daisy
  • Violet
  • Isobel
  • Sybil
  • Ethel
  • Gwen
  • Lavinia
  • Rosamund
  • Jane
  • Vera
  • Evelyn

Baby names from the British royal family

The British royal family has been a fan of old lady names before they were back in fashion. If you are looking for a name fit for a princess, these names might be just what you are looking for.

The name of the Queen, Elizabeth, is a beautiful name steeped in tradition. The most recent buzzed about name is Kate Middleton or her official title of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Her sister, Pippa, also has an unusual name that has an old-fashioned sound to it. Other great names from the British royal family include Camilla, Beatrice, Eugenie, Louise, Anne and, of course, Diana.

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